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Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, at work, Ibadan, Nigeria, negative

Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, at work, Ibadan, Nigeria, [negative]
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photographer
Elisofon, Eliot
Date
1970
Type
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Physical Description
photographic negative b&w; 35mm
Restrictions & Rights
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Local number
EENG-II-4, 12A
EEPA EENG 03055
Culture
Yoruba (African people)
Notes
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Organization
Image index by negative number and EEPA subject categories
Summary
"Born in 1928 at Ila Orangun, Lamidi O. Fakeye took to woodcarving early and naturally, for the Fakeyes are renowned woodcarvers. In this autobiography, Fakeye writes a beguilingly conversational account of his peripatetic childhood, his fortuitous meeting with Father Kevin Carroll in 1949, and his apprenticeship under master sculptor George Bamidele Arowoogun at the Oye-Ekiti workshop. Fakeye's association with the Catholics led to numerous prestigious commissions for doors, panels, posts, and statuary, and in 1960 to his first solo exhibition in Ibadan. The following year, a second exhibition resulted in forging links with Americans from Western Michigan University, then working in Ibadan. Fakeye's friendships and long associations with his colleagues in Kalamazoo, Michigan (his American home town) culminated in the 1996 retrospective exhibition in Kalamazoo and the present book." [Haight B. and Curl D., 1996: Lamidi Olonade Fakeye: A Retrospective Exhibition and Autobiography; Oak Woods Media]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20560-0708
Data Source
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Place
Africa
Nigeria